Recent content by Dave Bailey

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    iTango app

    "Videos of all 36 simple steps, 24 leader sacadas and 24 follower boleos"? Blimey...
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    Is gender imbalance self made?

    Yup. The basic premise seems to be that beginner men drop out more than beginner women because.... errr, I'm not sure. Their egos are too fragile? Something like that. It basically doesn't make any sense at all. :confused: Oh, you and your boring facts. Now, that all said, from my experience...
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    Cold vs Hot weather

    Ummm.... no? :confused: Mind you, there may be some correlation - Finnish tango's a big scene, but I've never heard of Finnish salsa. Sorry to hear that. But I suspect that's not the climate, that's some other factor (marketing, clientele, teachers, or something). Umm. Dunno. I teach in a...
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    The Crash of Tango Worlds

    Nah, I think he just likes to add a bit of variety to the evening. Personally I'd rather have a 100% WCS night...
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    The Crash of Tango Worlds

    It's interesting, I've been attending WCS classes for the past few months, and the teacher (a ballroom teacher) also adds in a little taster AT session at the end of the class. And yes, it's a routine (I bite my lip). But because the teacher comes from a BR background, I do see some BR dancers...
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    The Crash of Tango Worlds

    Knife fights, cor. Sounds authentically Argentinian, at least. :D On a more serious note, I've found that there's a wide range of attitudes from different teachers towards other teachers. Some are lovely - they're nice to me, both to my face and to our common students, and they're very open...
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    Is there a good explanation of Naveira and Salas' tango analysis?

    It's a bit of a bugger, technically speaking, to lead. My term is cooler :p
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    What are you working on?

    Teach it? I can't even pronounce it.
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    Is there a good explanation of Naveira and Salas' tango analysis?

    Funnily enough, I did this exercise as part of last Sunday's class - "mirrored ochos", extending to become "mirrored giros".
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    What are you working on?

    Forwards ochos. I'm discovering that the shape of the ochos vary quite a lot depending on what the leader does (i.e. rotate or sidestep). Which, yes, in hindsight is a statement of the bleedin' obvious, but I'm a slow learner.
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    The Crash of Tango Worlds

    It does seem a bit strange. Mind you, isn't American Tango a bit more like Argentine Tango?
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    The Crash of Tango Worlds

    Oops, just spotted this. Yes :)
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    The Crash of Tango Worlds

    Errmm... maybe speak to the ballroom teacher? :confused:
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    Is there a good explanation of Naveira and Salas' tango analysis?

    Errr, yes. By developing a structured approach. Or, a syllabus.
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    Is there a good explanation of Naveira and Salas' tango analysis?

    I thought that was the second rule? :confused: